Comic Pastor has lashed out at the organisers of the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo saying they ill treated him.

“I spoke to Nkululeko Nkala, the festival’s director and he told me that they’ll sort out everything from my accommodation, food and transport, but things did not turn out that way, The Intwasa people paid the hotel fee for one night (September 27) — the day I arrived in Bulawayo. I was performing on September 28 and was told to check-out the following morning yet I was performing that evening.

“I asked them to at least meet me halfway by paying for my stay during the day so that I could checkout when I was going for my performance, but they were not willing to co-operate. I ended up paying for myself.

“We had agreed that after my performance, they would pay for transport to take me back to Harare because I had a performance in Harare on the following day (September 29). They told me they couldn’t pay for my return and I had to pay for myself. For food, they only provided breakfast on September 28. Artistes should be treated with respect. I think that’s why Clive Chigubhu did not show up,” he told the Chronicle.

Nkala denied the claims by the Comic Pastor. “We appreciate that he’s talented but he just wants to create unnecessary drama. We paid him everything we had agreed on and after his performance, he started claiming demands that we didn’t agree on. He also started threatening to beat our administrator."